Herbs, oils, superfoods, and, believe us, much more! Those are just some of the things you will find during your visit to Spirit of the Boreal Botanicals, where they are dedicated and passionate about helping you find your way to a healthier, happier, and more balanced self.
Offering a shop that provides various natural products and educated quality, and compassionate herbal consulting service, you can find that perfect remedy you did or didn’t know you needed. This clinic, herbal dispensary, and natural products retail outlet carries teas, aromatherapy products, traditional smudging supplies, pet products, vitamins and supplements, and even jewelry. Their bulk herbs and medicinal mushrooms are ethically harvested and wild-crafted locally when possible.
With their friendly and knowledgeable staff that loves talking shop, you can discover and learn about these precious medicines produced by Mother Earth.
Registered Herbalist and owner of Spirit of the Boreal Botanicals, Dana (Blue Thunderbird Woman) Wood is a Metis descendant of both the Ojibwe and Cree peoples of Canada. She has always been an outdoor advocate and has a special affinity to the remote wilderness areas of Manitoba – in the pristine boreal forest.
When her teenage daughter Darah passed away from Ewing Sarcoma cancer at the age of only 14 years old, she was immediately inspired to look deeper into traditional spiritual and herbal medicine of the early indigenous peoples with hopes of incorporating these practices with conventional medicine and treatment as an integrative and all-encompassing holistic approach to healing. This is what brought her to fulfill her passion for becoming an herbal practitioner. Dana is also a teacher of traditional and science-based herbal medicine and is often asked to lead medicine walks and wellness events.
Dana comes from a wide array of backgrounds, all helping her run, manage, and truly understand the benefits of herbal medicines. Dana is a Professional Member of the Ontario Herbalists Association and obtained her Certified Chartered Herbalist diploma from one of North America’s oldest herbal colleges – The Dominion College of Herbal Medicine. Dana is also an Engineering Technologist, a graduate of the Bio-Engineering and Chemical Technology program at Red River College in Winnipeg. She has over 20 years of combined experience working as both a quality lab technologist and a research scientist. Additionally, she has undertaken nearly 100 hours of shamanic spiritual healing instruction, including plant spirit medicine from a registered Foundation of Shamanic Studies.
Ready to grab some food? Colins’ House is just the place to go.
Have you ever heard the saying “this place isn’t big enough for the both of us”? Well, at Colins’ House, this is certainly not the case. In a backyard just outside of Beausejour, the “The Colins” came face to face for the first time across a homemade beer pong table. A friendship instantly sparked, and within a couple of hours, an idea was born.
Colin Dick is an experienced Certified Red Seal Chef in Manitoba with over a decade of experience and knowledge gathered from living and working in Vietnam, Singapore, Taiwan, Cambodia, and Australia. He prides himself in his relationships with Manitoba farmers and is dedicated to sourcing quality local ingredients.
Colin Davey lived in British Columbia for fourteen years before returning home to Winnipeg five years ago. A certified Class A Golf Professional with the CPGA, he has over twenty-five years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry.
Together, they created and now operate Colins’ House. You can have a sinfully delicious, unique meal here with fresh and flavourful dishes with Latin and Asian influence.
Craving something crispy and crunchy? Order up those beet or yam chips and russet fries that will hit the spot perfectly.
Try out their tasty tacos. Go for the Classic Taco that includes ground beef, cumin, garlic, onions, lettuce, cheddar cheese and tomato salsa. Or go for something a little different like their Pulled Pork Taco. Enjoy the slow-roasted pork shoulder, chipotle passionfruit BBQ Sauce, charred Jalapeno salsa, and pickled onion.
Their Laksa is a must-try prepared with red curry and coconut broth, fresh seafood, cilantro, crispy shallot, seasonal vegetables, rice noodles, and Thai basil.
The Wally Chryplywy Nature Park features approximately 5 km of nature trails perfect for walking, hiking, and biking. This trail also connects to The Manitoba Glass Works Historic Site.
The Superior Inn is the perfect place for you and your gals to spend the night. With cozy rooms and a variety of amenities to make you feel right at home, you can extend your stay in the beautiful town of Beausejour.